Consultant Services Expenditure

Consultancy Services let during – 2011-12 onwards, of $10,000 or more

Information on the value of consultancies let is available on the AusTender website.

Consultancy Services let during – 2010-11, of $10,000 or more

Consultancy services let during 2010-11 of $10 000 or more

Description Description Contract Price (GST inclusive) Selection process Justification
Australian Government Solicitor Delivery of a tailored legislation training program $15 700 Direct Sourcing B
  1. Explanation of selection process terms drawn from the Commonwealth Procurement Guidelines (December 2008):
    Direct Sourcing:
    A form of restricted tendering, available only under certain defined circumstances, with a single potential supplier or suppliers being invited to bid because of their unique expertise and/or their special ability to supply the goods and/or services sought.
  2. Justification for decision to use consultancy:
    A – skills currently unavailable within agency
    B – need for specialised or professional skills
    C – need for independent research or assessment
  3. The definition of a ‘consultancy’ provided by the Department of Finance and Deregulation in its Guidance on Procurement Publishing Obligations, July 2007 (FMG No. 15) was used to determine the proportion of total legal expenditure (listed in the chapter on Management and Accountability) that should also be reported in this table.

Consultancy Services let during – 2009-10, of $10,000 or more

Consultancy Services let during 2009–10 of $10,000 or more

Description Description Contract Price
(GST inclusive)
Selection process Justification
Australian Customs Service Specialist IT assistance in connection with an inquiry $26,469 Direct Sourcing B
Australian Government Solicitor Development and delivery of a tailored legislation training program $56,000 Direct Sourcing B
Australian Government Solicitor Advice on interpretation of legislation $20,086 Direct Sourcing B
Conference Solutions Coordinator for the International Intelligence Review Agencies Conference (IIRAC) $24,574 Direct Sourcing B
Solved at McConchie Pty Ltd Archives and records management consultancy $38,280 Direct Sourcing B

  1. Explanation of selection process terms drawn from the Commonwealth Procurement Guidelines (December 2008):
    • Direct Sourcing: A form of restricted tendering, available only under certain defined circumstances, with a single potential supplier or suppliers being invited to bid because of their unique expertise and/or their special ability to supply the goods and/or services sought.
  2. Justification for decision to use consultancy:
    1. skills currently unavailable within agency
    2. need for specialised or professional skills
    3. need for independent research or assessment
  3. The definition of a 'consultancy' provided by the Department of Finance and Deregulation in its Guidance on Procurement Publishing Obligations, July 2007 (FMG No. 15) was used to determine the proportion of total legal expenditure (listed in the chapter on Management and Accountability) that should also be reported in this table. Legal services deemed to be 'consultancies' include advice on the interpretation of legislation, advice in connection with inquiries under the IGIS Act and advice on the drafting/negotiation of a new enterprise agreement. This does not encompass all forms of legal services. The cost of all legal services, including those which are defined as consultancies and those that are not, is also reported.

Consultancy Services let during – 2008-09, of $10,000 or more

Consultancy
Name
Description Contract Price
(GST inclusive)
Selection Process (1) Justification (2)
W J Blick Specialist operational audits $17,944.50 Direct Sourcing B
Australian Government Solicitor (AGS) General legal services $33,292.05    (3) Direct Sourcing B
Blake Dawson General legal services $15,541.63    (3) Direct Sourcing B
Total        

(1) Explanation of selection process terms drawn from the Commonwealth Procurement Guidelines (December 2008):

Direct Sourcing:  A form of restricted tendering, available only under certain defined circumstances, with a single potential supplier or suppliers being invited to bid because of their unique expertise and/or their special ability to supply the goods and/or services sought.

(2) Justification for decision to use consultancy:

A - skills currently unavailable within agency
B - need for specialised or professional skills
C – need for independent research or assessment

(3) The definition of a ‘consultancy’ provided by the Department of Finance and Deregulation in its Guidance on Procurement Publishing Obligations, July 2007 (FMG No. 15) was used to determine the proportion of total legal expenditure (listed in the chapter on Management and Accountability) that should also be reported in this table.  Legal services deemed to be ‘consultancies’ include advice on the interpretation of legislation, advice in connection with inquiries under the IGIS Act and advice on the drafting/negotiation of a new enterprise agreement.  This does not encompass all forms of legal services.  The cost of all legal services, including those which are defined as consultancies and those that are not, is also reported.

Consultancy services let during FY 2007-08 of $10 000 or more

Consultancy
Name
Description Contract Price
(GST inclusive)
Selection Process (1) Justification (2)
WJ Blick Specialist operational audits $14 280 Direct sourcing B
WJ Blick Specialist operational audits $19 635 Direct sourcing B
Workplace Research Specialist advice and assistance in connection with an inquiry $17 105 Direct sourcing B & C

Total: $51 020

 (1) Explanation of selection process terms drawn from the Commonwealth Procurement Guidelines (January 2005):

Direct sourcing: A form of restricted tendering, available only under certain defined circumstances, with a single potential supplier or suppliers being invited to bid because of their unique expertise and /or their special ability to supply the goods and /or services sought.

(2) Justification for decision to use consultancy:

A – skills currently unavailable within agency
B – need for specialised or professional skills
C – need for independent research or assessment

Consultancy services let during FY 2006-07 of $10 000 or more

Consultancy Name Description Contract Price (GST inclusive) Selection Process Justification
W J Blick Specialist operational audits $16 132 Direct sourcing Need for specialised skills
W J Blick Specialist operational audits and special project work $26 160 Direct sourcing Need for specialised skills

Total: $42,292